Hearts, daggers, skull and the faces of sweet, captivating and unfathomable young maidens. Sailing ships, horseshoes, alchemy symbols, hourglasses, phial, witches and black cats that peep out from the corners of each page...And more: writings, amulets, zodiac signs and constellations, references of freemasonry and contemporary images like skateboards, irreverent characters from comics and ironic portraits of strapping young surfers. You'll find the classic icons of tattooing and new subjects, which have already gone down in history. Lots of black outlines and a lovely palette of colors that respect the rules of traditional. But the main ingredient in this book is the undeniable talent of Spider Murphy's artists: Theo Mindell, Paul Dobleman, Heather Bailey, Bryan Randolph, Jeremy Kimzey, Aaron Hodges, Laurent Trelaun and Betty Boobs.